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Once a Shepherd

By Glenda Millard
Illustrated by Phil Lesnie

A story of love and war. Tom ‘wept ten thousand footsteps’ and ‘marched right into hell’.

Tom is a shepherd who leaves his wife and unborn child to fight in the First World War. Once there was a shepherd, a very special coat – and hope.

  • Named Notable Book by the CBCA, shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year and listed on the United States Board on Books for Young Outstanding International Books list.
  • Rhyming, poignant verse from award-winning author Glenda Millard is coupled with warm illustrations from acclaimed illustrator Phil Lesnie.
  • Makes personal the backstory of soldiers who fought in WWI.

About the author

Glenda Millard was born in the Goldfields region of Central Victoria and has lived in the area all her life. It wasn’t until Glenda's four children became teenagers that she began to write in her spare time. She has been writing full-time since 1999 and has published several books for children. Her first book with Walker Books Australia, Isabella’s Garden, has been awarded Honour Book in the Picture Book of the Year category in the 2010 Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, and has won a Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Award, Best Book for Language Development, Lower Primary Category (5-8 years), 2010; and short-listed the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards Children’s Book – Mary Ryan Award, 2010.

About the illustrator

Phil Lesnie was born in 1985, the same year The Goonies was released. In Year 6, he learned that some people make a living by drawing X-Men, and he has pursued this sort of living in some form ever since. He currently lives in Sydney with his lovely great big horrible black cat. He is the illustrator of Once A Shepherd (written by Glenda Millard), which was named Notable Book by the CBCA, shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year and listed on the United States Board on Books for Young Outstanding International Books list.

ISBN: 9781921720628
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 1, 2014
Dimensions: 245 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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